The Dog Walker by andycoleborn

The Dog Walker

Needed to go to the Royal Marine Museum today to get some contact details... The museum, which is the former RM barracks is in Eastney, Portsmouth and right on the sea front so after the errands were done, I spent a few minutes looking out to sea..

Wasn't really in the mood to take any shots, but took a couple of this lady after she'd passed me by.. Not sure if she was enjoying the cold wind, but her dog was having a great time racing around, in and out of the water...

Funny how you've almost no time to grieve as there's tons to do and paperwork to go through..
poignant
January 18th, 2012  
Seems a perfect shot
January 18th, 2012  
So sorry to hear your news Andy. I haven't had to deal with it yet but I suspect it hits you more after the funeral's done. But on the other hand a funeral is a thing you dread but a fantastic invention - always a great opportunity to remember and celebrate a loved one and a very useful process. It sounds like your dad really made the most of life, didn't waste it away and didn't have years of degeneration. I think your composition here of the subjects walking out of the picture is spot on for the day.
January 18th, 2012  
@judithg thanks Judith... you know, that's something I've been thinking about just lately, making the most out of life and not sitting on my arse 7 hours a day for the next 25 years looking at a monitor regretting I didn't do something I actually enjoyed...
January 18th, 2012  
@andycoleborn I think about that now....but something has gotta bring the money in...
January 18th, 2012  
great dof thing here ,i think.
funerals can be such a good experience. its obviously very sad and difficult, but you can get a lot out from them..
January 18th, 2012  
I like the shot very much :-)
January 18th, 2012  
@azza_l yeah mate... that's the bugger in it...
@sleepdozer57cheers Pere... this'll be my first one mate...
January 18th, 2012  
Yes. I remember the paperwork and the questions and all the decisions.
January 18th, 2012  
nice shot Andy - probably good to get yourself out in the fresh air if only for a while - I remember there being so much to do when my granny died...whirlwind of a time! take it wasy buddy x
January 18th, 2012  
oh yes . I remember the paperwork and the questions and all the decisions. love the tones and poignancy of this shot
January 18th, 2012  
Love the tones and almost silhouettes in ths shot.
January 19th, 2012  
JP
too true my friend...and indeed life must go on...its surreal when you think that one day a person is here, then the next day he's gone, as if he never existed, where it not for the family and the memories! My deepest sympathy again mate! :|
January 19th, 2012  
Your time to grieve will come. Remember that how you do it, what you say, what others say to you. None of it matters, it's your grief and you deal with it when, where and how you like. It stays with you forever, changes how you view life and there will probably never be a day when you don't think about him. My thoughts are with you.

I adore this shot, I started my 365 as a way of celebrating life after my mum passed away, it has changed my life forever and for that I will always be greatful, such a wonderful community of which you are a huge part. This photo echos such a poignant moment, the frivolity of others while we go through the motions. Love it. Best wishes over the coming days till the funeral and I wouldn't be surprised to see you take a break for a while. Just remember the community on 365 will always be here for you.
January 19th, 2012  
Beautiful shot, great tones. You will grieve when and how you want - take it easy.
January 19th, 2012  
Lovely shot. You question things enormously when you lose a person close to you, the old saying that it takes time and time will heal are both very true. You'll find the right way for you.
January 19th, 2012  
I lost my father almost 3 years ago and I know quite good how you are feeling now. It is true time will heal but you will always (and I mean always!) have moments in which you'll miss him. But it is also true that life goes on ...
This is a beautiful capture and I love the tones.
January 19th, 2012  
Bev
It's good you're getting out and doing things. I know how it feels to lose a parent. My mother passed in 2003 and I still mourn her, as she was my advice columnist and helped me with problems. This is a nice picture ... even if you weren't in the mood.
January 19th, 2012  
Jen
This is WONDERFUL!!
January 19th, 2012  
thanks guys for your supportive comments and thoughts, really appreciated :-)... @prttblues @sabrinaromahn @berni @charli321 @sparkle @jpgiorgio
January 19th, 2012  
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